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Title of course:  Neuroscience and the Classroom: Making Connections

Neuroscience and the Classroom: Making Connections

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Unit 2: The Unity of Emotion, Thinking, and Learning

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The Amygdala

The Amygdala

"The amygdala is basically your brain's burglar alarm. It keeps you alive and... (graphic)

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The Amygdala

The Amygdala

"The amygdala is basically your brain's burglar alarm. It keeps you alive and lets you know whether you need to fight or flee." – Dr. Abigail Baird

Dr. Abigail Baird is an assistant professor of psychology at Vassar College. Her research interests include the integration of emotion and cognition across development, with a particular focus on neural development during adolescence.

Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

"I don't like to think of emotion and cognition as separate things. There's... (photo)

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Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

"I don't like to think of emotion and cognition as separate things. There's thinking. And thinking has an emotional aspect, and it has a cognitive aspect. You can analyze one aspect or the other... but real thinking is never divorced from emotion." – Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang is an assistant professor of education at the Rossier School of Education and an assistant professor of psychology at the Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California. She is a cognitive neuroscientist and educational psychologist who studies the brain bases of emotion, social interaction, and culture and their implications for development and schools.

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